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Linda Chavez: Rolling Stone debacle shows flaws in rape culture narrative

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
Rolling Stone magazine has now apologized, sort of, for publishing a lurid account of a gang rape at a fraternity at the University of Virginia that — it has become increasingly clear — never happened.

Common Core rollout exposed many flaws

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
*Common Core rollout exposed many flaws
*Credit private sector for lower gas prices
*Climate change facts well known for years
*Political cartoon sent a hurtful message

Editorial: A healthy step toward understanding

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
Schenectady protesters, officials show how relations can be improved

Assault rifles are not what people believe

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
*Assault rifles are not what people believe
*Police do their best in difficult situations
*ISIS tactics not new, comparable to Nazis
*Smoking ad could get kids not to smoke
*Gruber said what was true on Obamacare
*Traffic court opened eyes to the charade

Charles Krauthammer: With U.S. under attack, CIA did what needed to be done

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
The report by Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding CIA interrogation essentially accuses the agency under George W. Bush of war criminality

Editorial: High Notes

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
Spotlighting the good in our communities

GE retirees can find other health coverage

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014
*GE retirees can find other health coverage
*Don't stand for cuts at Maplewood Manor
*Gas tax hike wouldn't be dedicated to repairs

George Will: There’s a new cheerfulness in prospect of tax reform

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014
If America’s long-term economic growth were 3.5 percent, the result would be the restoration of cheerfulness.

Editorial: Common Core proved to be King's undoing

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014
Incoming education commissioner will have to be better at what outgoing commissioner wasn't

Editorial: Campus protests a sign of renewed youth involvement?

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014
Police shootings energize disenfranchised youth, but can they sustain momentum?

Work boots letter went too over the top

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014
*Challenging Israel's morality is justifiable
*Work boots letter went too over the top
*Country needs return to respect, law, order
*Fight climate change, support wind power
*Stop burning fossil fuels to curb warming
*Tax Internet to help save local businesses

David Harsanyi: GOP leadership needs to get over its fear of primaries

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014
Although the specifics are still hazy, The New York Times reports that a group of deep-pocketed Republican donors and bundlers has hatched a plan to clear the GOP field of all insurgents to make room for a favored “establishment” candidate — preferably Jeb Bush, Chris Christie or Mitt Romney.

Editorial: Flu shots protect you and others

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014
Get a shot and avoid serious illness for yourself and those with whom you come into contact

All bear responsibility for impact of actions

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
*All bear responsibility for impact of actions
*Let citizens keep their money for a change
*People should speak out against bigotry
*Einstein misquote discourages discovery
*Body-camera might reveal guilty suspect
*Fear a sea level rise, raise tax to fix roads

Jamie Stiehm: Woman’s tale of survival bridges big-screen gender gap

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
As “Wild” goes into wide release, a sacred Hollywood idea will be put to the test — and, hopefully, it will flunk.

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